It always happens. You buy something that you want to be absolutely perfect, just to find out it has have one big flaw. That flaw isn’t immediately noticeable but, once you do, it bugs you to no end. That’s what happens with “The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki.”
When Tony Stark tried to create Ultron in the second Avengers movie, his plan was to create a a series of robots that could police the entire world. But apparently he also had a secret agenda — to pay homage to a classic Studio Ghibli anime film directed by Hayao Miyazaki.
This is Takeda Castle. It's located in Hyogo Prefecture. In the sky.
Andrew Michael Golden made it his mission to create photorealistic images of the odd and mystical characters from various Studio Ghibli films. I must say, Porco Rosso cuts a rather convincing-not to mention stately-figure. Over at his site, you can see Golden's attempts at Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Ponyo, and more.
Back in August, the earth-shatteringly important topic that is Beyoncé's baby bump broke the world record for the most tweets per second (TPS). The singer's pregnancy reveal accrued a stunning 8,868 TPS.
You're looking at the oeuvre of Studio Ghibli bigwig Hayao Miyazaki sculpted entirely out of plastic bricks. This fantastic tableau was built by Iain Heath for BrickCon 2010. Check out everything from Nausicaä to Princess Mononoke in Lego.
While there are obvious doubts as to whether this "castle in the sky" will ever leave its concept phase, you've got to admit the idea is breath-taking. Soaring high above, it's the next-gen hydrology system for cities.
While many people appreciate Hayao Miyazaki's ability to craft great stories, few realize the strange genre mashups he has constructed. With his latest, Ponyo, still in theaters, it's time to recognize the genre innovation of this visionary animator.